The United State unemployment rate is at an almost record low of 4%. That means it's an outstanding time as a job seeker to find the career of your dreams!
Because recruiters are desperate to find top talent in an environment where not many people are seeking work. Consequently, if you're talented and driven, there's no limit to the success you can find in today's job market.
Unfortunately though, in order to showcase your unique qualities to employers, you need to get your foot in the door with them first.
Therein lies the value of job placement agencies.
Job placement agencies have preexisting relationships with local employers and can help you get a job fast.
Below, our team breaks down some things to keep in mind when deciding on which job placement agency you should work with during your job search.
Before you look for job placement agencies, you should know what you want from them.
Do you want permanent or temporary employment? What industry do you want to work in? What are your salary requirements?
The more clear your desires are, the more easily you'll be able to filter through agencies and get matched with the perfect one for you.
With your goal in hand, the next step to picking the perfect agency is to see which ones exist in your area. You can accomplish this easily by running a quick google search of "Employment agencies near..." replacing "..." with your local market.
You can also go on platforms like Yelp to find local agencies.
Be sure that the agencies on your shortlist are reputable by checking their website and reading reviews.
One of the most challenging aspects of finding the right job placement agency is finding one near you that has connections in your industry.
For example, if you're a former television professional, there are no guarantees that a temp agency outside of a major television market can connect you with a job that's relevant to your skills.
Because of that, always check agency websites or contact a few and prioritize any agency that has a record of placing people in jobs within your desired field.
There's no better way to pick the right job placement agency than to take the time to ask reps your most pressing questions.
"Are you a local or national agency?" "What's your success rate of placing employees?" "What industries do you generally work in?"
The more questions you ask, the better idea you can get of whether or not an agency is right for you given what they can offer and how comfortable they make you during your communications.
To pick the best job placement agencies near you, you'll want to know what you want, create a shortlist of local agencies, and see how well each agency can meet your desires.
To get started on your agency search, we recommend giving our team at Bear Staffing a try.
Bear Staffing has been placing talented people like you in rewarding positions all across the country for years. Let us help you take the next step in your career.